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1998 Disco
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By Kirk
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4dr SUV AWD


Review

Purchased certified from dealer with 32k miles. Have had no problems. Does not leak anything. I change the oil every 3500 miles. Use the Disco to tow 3800# boat 5 miles to water. Never off road. Take the Disco to our Mt. cabin in deep snow, have never been stuck. The paint is flawless and looks new. The drivers leather seat is a little worn. It has 62k miles on it now> I had the trans , brake, power sterring fluids changed a few years ago. I will have the diff, and swivel greese changed soon. I would trust it anywhere.Yes it does use gas! Feel very safe on CA freeways. I am tempted to ram the slow driver in front of us!


Best Features

Seats, high seating view from front. Radio, weather band. Paint. Sterring


Worst Features

Gas mileage, resale


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moving on ...
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By giddyup2
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4dr SUV AWD


Review

Totally LOVE the styling and ruggedness of the land rover. That's the reason I purchased mine 3 years ago. I have not had any major issues with it; however, the check engine light seems to come on every other month or so. This being said, it has become quite an aggravation taking it to Land Rover all the time. Also, these things depreciate more than any vehicle I have EVER owned. Buy for life if you want one; otherwise, plan to LOOSE money!


Best Features

Styling and ruggedness. Like the dual sunroofs and great visibility with all the windows. It's quite fun to drive and the soundsystem (LSE) sounds fabulous ...


Worst Features

Reliability and fuel effeciency


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Cult-status Car, but not for the wary
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By jraescar
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4dr SUV AWD


Review

Overall, we LOVE the design and PERSONALITY of this vehicle -- and the cult drivers we've met. Unfortunately, I wish I felt safer in the rain and going around turns -- the performance here is dismal. Acceleration on the highway is embarassing... and of course, it absolutely needs to have better fuel economy. Definitely buy Series II instead of I... if you go used, which I did.


Best Features

Views are incredible because of dual moon roof and huge windows. Very versatile seating and fun add-ons available from the dealer.


Worst Features

Wish I felt safer in the rain and going around turns -- the performance here is dismal. Acceleration on the highway is embarassing... and of course, it absolutely needs to have better fuel economy.


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Best SUV I Have Ever Owned
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By Arnold
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4dr SUV AWD


Review

We love the way it drives particularly in wet weather. Our LSE is a British Racing Green which I wish Land Rover would bring back. We have had only a few minor repairs like all cars. I feel I can go any where in any conditions with confidence.


Best Features

AWD and sound system.


Worst Features

Roll down rear window.


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PLEASE DONT BUY THIS CAR
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By DONT BUY IT
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4dr SUV AWD


Review

Bought a 98 LSE with 37K only had it for 2 months, and we have been lied to at dealership about fake problems did spend 2500.00 so far on an intake manifold, busted water pump, constant check engine light on due to a broken oxygen sensor. Tons of Leaks that they fill with CORK!(a 1960's fix), driving nut was out (makes the car incredibly dangerous to drive) and Land Rover dealership didnt tell us after we paid $750 for the 30k tune up. Trying to sell it and ealers will not take it because they fall apart. Have lost 5 grand for a peice of junk car, but gosh it sure is pretty. Please dont make the same mistake.


Best Features

Stereo


Worst Features

Make it reliable.


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